By Emmanuel Adeleke
Avanti Communications has appointed a Nigerian, Jumoke Akande, as its Chief Marketing Officer.
Avanti Communications is the leading Ka-band high throughput satellite capacity partner to the communications industry in EMEA, extending and guaranteeing coverage for defence missions, enterprise solutions and critical public services.
According to a statement issued by Avanti on Thursday, Akande will be working closely with the company’s teams across the globe and will be responsible for developing an integrated channel strategy across key sectors including mobility, enterprise, defence and education.
Akande’s new role will be pivotal in accelerating Avanti’s roll out across Africa.
Speaking on the appointment, the Chief Operating Officer at Avanti Communications, Libby Barr, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jumoke to our growing team of senior executives in Nigeria.
“Jumoke is a proven leader with over 20 years’ experience in marketing and joined us at an exciting time.”
“What stood out about Jumoke was her extensive experience managing teams across markets and launching large-scale campaigns in Africa. We can’t wait to see her strategic insight in action in this newly created role.
“ Her experience will be vital in helping Avanti reach its growth ambitions over the next few years.”
Prior to joining Avanti, Akande was an Associate Director at GICL/IHS Towers where she oversaw their fibre and rural telephony marketing strategy. She has also held senior roles atMainOne, Dell Technologies and consulted for leading MNOS in Africa including MTN Nigeria.
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